Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)


Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) equips you with Linux® administration “survival skills” by focusing on foundational Linux concepts and core tasks. You will learn how to apply command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools, starting you on your journey toward becoming a full-time Linux system administrator. This path continues with the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).


– Introduction to the command line
– Managing physical storage
– Install and configure software components and services
– Establish network connections and control firewall restrictions
– Monitor and manage running processes
– Manage and secure files and file systems
– Administer users and groups
– Review the system log files and journal for issues
– Troubleshoot problems and analyze systems with Red Hat Insights
– Remotely manage systems with SSH and the Web Console

Course Outline:

1 – Getting Started with the GNOME Graphical Desktop

  • Get started with GNOME and edit text files with gedit

2 – Manage Files Graphically with Nautilus

  • Manage files graphically and access remote systems with Nautilus

3 – Get Help in a Graphical Environment

  • Access documentation, both locally and online

4 – Configure Local Services

  • Configure the date and time and configure a printer

5 – Manage Physical Storage

  • Understand basic disk concepts and manage system disks

6 – Manage Logical Volumes

  • Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes

7 – Monitor System Resources

  • Manage memory and CPU utilization

8 – Manage System Software

  • Manage system software locally and using Red Hat Network (RHN)

9 – Get Started with Bash

  • Understand basic shell concepts, execute simple commands, and use basic job control techniques

10 – Get Help in a Textual Environment

  • Use man and info pages and find documentation in /usr/share/doc

11 – Establish Network Connectivity

  • Understand basic network concepts; configure, manage, and test network settings

12 – Administer Users and Groups

  • Manage users and groups

13 – Manage Files from the Command Line

  • Understand Linux filesystem hierarchy; manage files from the command line

14 – Secure Linux File Access

  • Understand Linux file access mechanisms; manage file access from the GUI and the command line

15 – Administer Remote Systems

  • Share and connect to a desktop; use SSH and rsync

16 – Configure General Services

  • Manage services; configure SSH and remote desktops

17 – Manage Physical Storage II

  • Manage filesystem attributes and swap space

18 – Install Linux Graphically

  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and configure the system with firstboot

19 – Manage Virtual Machines

  • Understand basic virtualization concepts; install and manage virtual machines

20 – Control the Boot Process

  • Understand runlevels and manage GRUB

21 – Deploy File Sharing Services

  • Deploy an FTP server and a web server

22 – Secure Network Services

  • Manage a firewall; understand SELinux concepts and manage SELinux

23 – Comprehensive Review

  • Get a hands-on review of the concepts covered throughout the course

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